John Osborne and James W. Gerencser, eds., “William Trickett,” Dickinson Chronicles, http://chronicles.dickinson.edu/encyclo/t/ed_trickettW.htm.
Trickett returned to Dickinson, teaching modern languages for a year, but in 1875 he was among the three faculty members whose contracts were not renewed by President James McCauley. Trickett then began to focus his energies on the law, and in 1876 he was admitted to the Cumberland County Bar Association. In 1890 he received an honorary degree in law from DePauw University, and in that same year he was selected to serve as dean of Dickinson Law School. Trickett would retain this position until his death on August 1, 1928. Trickett Hall on the campus of the Dickinson School of Law is named in his honor. He never married.